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In His Own Words

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To live life to its fullest, one must embrace their dreams. With that thought in mind, I’ve decided to follow a passion that I’ve had for many years. After a decade of research and commitments from my family, I have determined that I will share my love of wine with the world.

In September 2017, I launched Duke of Earl Wines, a sophisticated, smooth beverage from European vintage vines. These bottles, filled with the finest French and Italian grapes, will grace the tables of homes throughout the U.S. and abroad.

With a dedicated management group and veteran bottlers on our team, Duke of Earl Wines will be manufactured with the industry’s highest level of integrity. I invite you to take a “sip of satisfaction.” My passion will surely become your palate’s preference!

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Entertainer Sings New Tune

For more than 60 years, Gene Chandler, dubbed The Duke of Earl, has traveled the world singing and recording music. During the 1960’s, and from 1962 to 1970, The Duke of Earl had nineteen songs on the top forty billboards. But during his travels throughout Europe, Chandler acquired a taste for good food and fine wines.

In 2015, Chandler launched his company, Duke of Earl Enterprises, LLC. This venture is a small minority owned business providing direct-to-consumer wine sales. Available online and through direct sales, these bottles and cases are prime for wine tastings and customized events.

Together, Gene Chandler; CEO and his daughter Tyra Dixon; COO of Duke of Earl Wines, LLC will strategically market and promote “an eccentric taste of goodness.”

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Bottles of Bliss

Pinot Nior wine

Pinot Nior

Merlot wine


Chardonnay wine


Cabernet Sauvignon wine

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Pick Up A Bottle

After a hard day’s work, there is no greater satisfaction than holding a glass of fine wine to de-stress. It is the beverage of choice for consumers with great tastes. Allow our patrons to add your store to our growing list of sellers. You’ll be the toast of the town!

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Wine & Dine

To master the moment, select a bottle of Duke of Earl Wine. While dining at one of the restaurants below, chose a glass of our finest flow to complement your meal.

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I’ll See You There

From wine tastings to product launches, visit this webpage for the latest events featuring Duke of Earl Wine. Sign up for our Duke of Earl Event eBlast and keep your schedule filled with interesting and exciting venues.

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Extra Extra… Read All About It

Stay abreast of Duke of Earl Wine developments through our published press releases and media coverage. We’ll share links of televised events, newspaper articles and magazine features. Bookmark this webpage to stay in the know!

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Share The Smoothness

The management team of Duke of Earl Wine has selected Midway Wholesalers to distribute their fine wine. To contact Midway Wholesalers, call (773) 874-8000 ext. 9 or sign on to

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Duke of Earl Enterprises, LLC

438 E. 75th St.
Chicago, IL 60643
(877) 588-DUKE or 3853